Vatican City, Feb 6, 2005 / 22:00 pm
On Saturday at the Vatican, community members of the Pontifical Major Seminary of Rome participated in their traditional meeting for the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Trust. During the gathering, the group were treated to a message from the Holy Father prepared from his hospital room.
During the evening, the choir and orchestra of the diocese of Rome played a piece inspired by the title of John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, "Mane nobiscum Domine."
Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, read the address from the Pope who followed the ceremony from his room in Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic.
"For me," the Pope wrote, "you are a reason for consolation, because you represent a privileged sign of the Lord's love for His cherished Church which is in Rome."